UNC football coach, Larry Fedora dishes TRUTH about players academics

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WOW! When they don’t have the value of controlling the questions and the media you never know what honesty you are going to get.

Now that Coach Fedora is being honest with everyone, I wonder how these revelations match what he tells mothers and fathers of top recruits when he tells them that he will be looking after their children as if they are his own?

Now…don’t forget….as we have been chronicling for you and will continue to chronicle for you, the local and national media and the UNC Board of Governors set a VERY CLEAR standard some 20+ years ago that head coaches in the North Carolina system are EXPECTED to know the ins and outs of the education of their kids. And, they are to be held accountable by means of being removed from their position if the student-athletes within their program find ways to skirt the ‘spirit’ of education.

Of course, those standards only applied to Jim Valvano at a time when he had as many National Championships as Dean Smith. They OBVIOUSLY have NO PLACE applying to UNC-CHeats coaches of any kind.

The president of North Carolina’s public university system today asked Jim Valvano to resign as athletic director at North Carolina State because an investigation of the school’s basketball program had revealed extensive academic abuses that broke “the spirit, not the letter of the law.”

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Spangler’s report faulted Valvano for failure to provide adequate oversight of players’ academic progress and for encouraging course loads designed to maintain athletic eligibility rather than to form ”a coherent program of study.” Valvano was further criticized for recruiting players who had no reasonable expectation of graduation.

In March of 1990, the Charlotte Observer‘s Tom Sorensen eloquently penned the drum beat of the day when he put a stake in the ground that Jim Valvano should be removed as NC State’s head coach:

Being a coach is more than finding players and pointing them toward the proper basket. Being a coach is caring enough to know what is going on.

I wondering what being a coach is all about today and why Sorensen and the media’s views on the topic are so different (or unstated) today? I mean, evidently NO UNC Coaches over the last twenty years should have known that their players were “driving loaned cars, receiving free parking, not attending classes, hanging with agents and runners, buying cheesecake for everybody.” (as quoted from a Pack Pride poster).

I’m also curious…if Larry Fedora doesn’t even know the majors of his players, then how can he remotely be recruiting players who had a reasonable expectation of graduation? That behavior was enough to destroy Jim Valvano. But, in Chapel Hill it has been the recipe for success since…well…since almost the very day that the UNC-Chapel Hill controlled Board of Governors found a way to get rid of Jim Valvano. Gee, what a coincidence.

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  • #59786

    StateFans
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    WOW! When they don’t have the value of controlling the questions and the media you never know what honesty you are going to get. Larry Fedora talking
    [See the full post at: UNC Football coach, Larry Fedora admits to not caring about players academics]

    #59788

    mhcstatefan
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    Not that I want to give him any credit but this may be more of a strategic comment. He probably wants off the Titanic(flagship).

    #59791

    13OT
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    Hat’s Off To Larry (Fedora).

    #59792

    Alpha Wolf
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    @mhcstatefan: if Fedora wants to leave UNC, this isn’t going to help him get another head coaching job somewhere else.

    In fact, right now, any coach associated with UNC football is going to be smelling of the taint that surrounds that program right now.

    #59796

    Greywolf
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    The hat must be suffering from Red Bull withdrawal. I think he’s taking this telling the truth a bit too far.

    Go Pack!
    #59799

    WTNY
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    Of course the real comparison is dadgum Ol’ Roy. He has been the coach since, what, 2004? I think that’s during the AFAM scandal window, no?

    Let’s substitute some names:

    Ross’s report faulted Williams for failure to provide adequate oversight of players’ academic progress and for encouraging course loads designed to maintain athletic eligibility rather than to form “a coherent program of study.”

    Hmmm. That does work!

    #59804

    NCSU84
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    From CNN:

    Willingham also said she believes it took so many years and six previous investigations because “this is the flagship of the university system and of the state, and to admit we did anything wrong was too difficult. There is a level of arrogance here, and that’s part of the culture.”

    (Now that statement is priceless)

    #59805

    PackerInRussia
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    They’re so on the defensive over there that Larry was probably just trying to communicate that there’s no way that there are any academic improprieties happening that he’s involved in or knows about. Problem is, he made his point of non-involvement a bit too strongly.

    #59807

    Tuffy2
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    Just thinking back over the years on the double standards that seem to always apply for that Arkham Asylum institution over there makes me sick.

    Larry Fedora might have hurt his college chances but not his professional chances. So after all that was said at the press conference one would assume Fedora is or should be gone If they practice what they preach over there according to the message I was getting. Of course it’s apples and oranges over there. Oh! One more thing. You better leave Roy out of it if you know what’s good for you.

    #59809

    BJD95
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    This just reinforces what I’ve long thought. Fedora is the thattiest THAT GUY that ever there was.

    #59819

    Wolfman 9806
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    Well written StateFans and dead on!

    #59821

    Hungwolf
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    But Fedora can tell you who hazed your son!

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